Nigerian pastor declared wanted in SA, over sexual assault on 30 girls

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[South Africa]–A Nigerian Pastor based in Durban, South Africa, Tim Omotoso of the Jesus Dominion International, has been declared wanted by the South African police for allegedly abusing young girls at his Umhlanga home.

The allegation was released by the South African Broadcasting Corporation 3, SABC3’s Special Assignment, which claimed that Omotoso allegedly handpicked the girls and instructed them to live in his house where they were forced to have unprotected sex with him.

Some of the girls had reportedly dropped out of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, while others began travelling while singing for the pastor’s group, known as Simply Christolite.

Speaking on the allegation, another pastor based in South Africa, Bishop Vusi Dube of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa said he had always had reservations about the way Omotoso conducted himself, urging Nigerian pastor involved in similar acts to stop.

Dube said, “I challenge all honest Nigerian pastors to condemn this. If they don’t, there will be assumptions that they have no problem with this behaviour.”

The Police Spokesperson, Lt-Col Robert Netshiunda, said Omotoso had gone underground and all three cell phones linked to him had been deactivated.

“We are investigating the matter and we will only lay charges after getting him,” Netshiunda said.

The pastor had been alleged to have molested more than 30 young girls on the pretext of rescuing them from drugs.




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